Tag Archives: Hintonburg

A Glimpse Of The Bad Old Days In Ottawa

God bless all the people of Mechanicsville and Hintonburg who have worked so hard to make their neighbourhoods something of which residents should be proud. Wellington West has spruced up nicely with interesting restaurants and shops, but of course as … Continue reading

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Watson Likes Rockcliffe, Manor Park

Here’s where Mayor Jim Watson’s priorities reside. When Rockcliffe and ManorPark complained about a $1-billion bridge that would bring trucks along the well-buffered Aviation Parkway, Watson immediately fought the bridge. That stopped the trucks and the profits and jobs that … Continue reading

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Watson’s Electoral Death Wish

The Citizen’s Joanne Chianello takes an unusually strong stand on Mayor Jim Watson’s handling of the Scott-Albert Transitway bus detour issue: The tone that the mayor is taking with residents is surprising. For Watson to blame residents for not knowing … Continue reading

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Hobbs Post Generates Fierce Debate

This week Bulldog Ottawa readers had a blast debating whether residents should boycott development public meetings. Your agent says they are just dog-and-pony shows where people go through the motions of listening to resident and then do what they please. … Continue reading

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City Hall Defies The Public

Detours for light-rail construction didn’t get a fair public hearing. — Contrition. That’s something you don’t hear very often from the City of Ottawa. This from Nancy Schepers, the head of Ottawa’s light-rail project and deputy city manager, on the … Continue reading

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Light-Rail Info Detoured

— The report for Dec. 9 on light-rail line construction detours has one problem. There’s nothing in it.

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Hobbs, Poilievre Serve Up Tunney’s

Seventy per cent of commuters in Canada take the car. That’s no doubt reasonably characteristic of Ottawa, as well. One of the great problems of intensifying in this city is that it does not have a modern mass-transit system in place. It … Continue reading

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Hobbs: A Wee Fib

Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs is already getting ready for the 2014 municipal election by doling out her first constituent goodies. Hobbs has been pushing out media releases lately like a printing press. She looks as though she is getting professional political … Continue reading

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Hintonburg Fights Scott Street Transitway Diversion

Hintonburg residents have created a video illustrating how close some houses will be to hundreds of buses diverted down Scott Street during the construction of the $2.1-billion light-rail project.

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Extremified Old West End: Bulldog On CFRA

Ron Corbett, filling in for Afternoon Edition’s Rob Snow, discusses intensification in the old west end and the Scott Street Community Design Plan with Bulldog Ottawa’s Ken Gray. Gray and Corbett also talk about congested traffic in the area on CFRA with … Continue reading

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Ponytail Attack Reveals Odd City

What’s going on in this town? Can’t women walk around safely in the old west end without some nut case attacking them? First, a woman in Hintonburg is struck with an object on the head in an unprovoked attack that … Continue reading

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Scott Street Extremified

Here’s a notice of a meeting on the future of Wellington Village from Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs. If you really want to see what’s happening in the area, click here: Dear Neighbours in Hintonburg, Mechanicsville, Wellington Village and Champlain Park,

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Hintonburg Attacker Caught On Camera: Video

Ottawa police have released a video of a man who is believed to have attacked a woman in Hintonburg. The woman was struck on the head with an object Tuesday around 2 p.m. on Bayview Road near the Burnside roundabout.

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Scott Street CDP Meeting On Tap

One wonders how building mountains of highrises can be reconciled with preserving old, low-rise neighbourhoods but then Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs never ceases to amaze. Here is a release from her office. Dear Hintonburg, Mechanicsville, Wellington Village and Champlain Park … Continue reading

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I’m Working For You, Hobbs Says

This is a release from the office of Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs concerning a recent condo community consultation: Dear Neighbours, Thank you to everyone who has written, called, Tweeted and especially to those who attended last night’s public meeting on … Continue reading

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Hyper-Aggressive West-End Driving

Drivers have been holding target practice on pedestrians in the old west end this summer. Fortunately for the most part, their aim has been bad. Now here’s an unintended consequence of extremification. Traffic has become so gridlocked at times along … Continue reading

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Orleans, Almost Heaven

Ah to live in Orleans. You see if you dwell in the old west end (that Orleanians complain gets all the development), you get to be threatened by light rail being delivered to a park by your house or down one … Continue reading

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Extremifying Scott Street

The same old dog-and-pony show. This is a release from the office of Kitchissippi Councillor Katherine Hobbs:

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Probing The New Elmdale Tavern

Ottawa Magazine probed the menu at the Elmdale Oyster House and Tavern: It was big news when the team behind The Whalesbone Oyster House took over the historic Elmdale Tavern.

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Unpopular In Hintonburg, Mechanicsville

This Bulldog Ottawa reader has a suggestion that is unlikely to make people in Hintonburg and Mechanicsville very happy:

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The View From Hintonburg

Hintonburg Community Association President Jeff Leiper says a Tega Homes’ proposal calls for an 18-storey and an eight-storey at Parkdale Avenue and Armstrong Street but the community design plan says the height limit is eight storeys:

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Hintonburg Character Under Attack

So answer this question: What lends more character to the Parkdale Market area?

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Bayview Plan Gets Public Airing

This is a release from the City of Ottawa and a very important meeting: The City of Ottawa will be hosting a public open house to review the draft of the Bayview Station District Community Design Plan (CDP).

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Would You Like To Raise Your Children In A Condo?

The Twitter tweep Juan Fremont (or FremontJuan or King Dick or King Dickie) is bringing his limited knowledge to the Internet again. At least this time he isn’t being abusive, just wrong.

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Where Is GCTC Again? Whopper Watch

It’s easy to agree with Citizen Deputy Editor Peter Robb’s view on civic money to the Great Canadian Theatre Company. But, oh brother, is Robb going to pay a price for this whopper. Peter, I’ve been in your shoes before, … Continue reading

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